I am an unfinished work, and so are many of my projects. This blog is just an odd collection of things I make and do.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Daily Shots

I have a friend who has to give herself a shot every day for the next two years. She went to buy a sharps container, and they are not cheap! The nurse said she could just use a milk jug if she wanted.

I made a small container; it's only going to last a month or two, but it came out cute. I simply took a white plastic jar with a screw-on lid and had Anthony drill a hole in the top. It's a little bigger than your typical cold-cream jar.

I made a decorative label, covered it with contact paper, and stuck it on the jar. And then I took it to her--but I forgot to take a picture first. Oops.

I can post the image of the label; I guess you can just picture it wrapped around the jar.


 Do you think your could give yourself shots every day?  I really think it would be hard. I hope this makes it at least a tiny bit more cheerful process for her, because for every needle she disposes in this little jar, it will remind her that someone cares about her.

4 comments:

Mormon Mommy Blogs said...

My sister is diabetic, so she gives herself shots 4 times a day.

I used to have to get 4 shots twice a week. Yes, that is EIGHT shots a week for about 10 years.

Needless to say, I freaking hate shots.

Karen Peterson said...

My dad's diabetic too and has been giving himself shots for as long as I can remember.

I mean, I guess if it meant staying alive I could force myself to do it, but it would be hard!

That label is really cute!

Naomi said...

oh my! I would freak out if I had to give myself shots every day - my heart goes out to your friend :)

Lara said...

I had to do it for a while when I was pregnant and it wasn't fun. I don't envy those who have to do it! How nice of you to make a sharps container. It sounds really cute!